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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1487–1491

Four-Core Optical Fiber Micro-Hand

Yu Zhang, Zhihai Liu, Jun Yang, and Libo Yuan

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1487-1491 (2012)

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A four-core single fiber optical micro-hand is proposed and fabricated by the fiber etched method. The optical power incident and control were realized by splice and tapered a normal single mode single core fiber with the four-core fiber. By bending the coupling zone between the single core fiber and the four-core fiber, one can get a rotation toque working on a micro-particle, and can realize the particle controllable rotating. The theoretical simulation about controlling method is worked by the Beam Propagating Method and FDTD method, and the real-time experiment controlling photos were also given. This four-core optical fiber micro-hand can trap and rotate the micro-particle as ease as a human hand.

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Yu Zhang, Zhihai Liu, Jun Yang, and Libo Yuan, "Four-Core Optical Fiber Micro-Hand," J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 1487-1491 (2012)

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